Fullmetal Alchemist won the TV Feature Award in the 9th Animation Kobe Awards and was one of the Jury Recommended Works in the Japan Media Arts Festival in the anime division. As the manga was still on-going at the time, the anime midway through diverged from the manga.

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Fullmetal Alchemist won the TV Feature Award in the 9th Animation Kobe Awards and was one of the Jury Recommended Works in the Japan Media Arts Festival in the anime division. As the manga was still on-going at the time, the anime midway through diverged from the manga.

The Sacred Star of Milos Hunter x Hunter — The futuristic misadventures and tragedies of an easygoing bounty hunter and his partners. Edit Cast Series cast summary: Edward Elric 51 episodes, Aaron Dismuke Alphonse Elric 51 episodes, Romi Pak Pinako Rockwell 51 episodes, Travis Willingham Winry Rockbell 28 episodes, Michiko Neya Riza Hawkeye 25 episodes, Laura Bailey Lust 24 episodes, Mike McFarland Edit Storyline The Elric brothers' mother is dead and their father has long since abandoned them.

The search for the Philosopher's stone continues! Edit Details Official Sites: Dolby Digital English-language version. Edit Did You Know? Trivia While his soul remains attached to the suit of armor, Alphonse does not need sleep, food, or air, does not tire or suffer fatigue and does not age.

Quotes [ after blowing open wall of Lab 5 ] Scar: Take your brother and get out of here! I don't need your help! Maybe not, but your younger brother needs you. Crazy Credits In the dubbed version, Episode Connections Referenced in Anime Abandon: Add the first question. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Report this.

Audible Download Audio Books. Edward Elric 51 episodes, Alphonse Elric 51 episodes, Pinako Rockwell 51 episodes, Roy Mustang 33 episodes, The government tightly controls knowledge about the Philosopher's Stone, however, so Edward takes — and passes — the State Alchemist Examination to become "a dog of the military" and gain access to the State's information.

The brothers also do the government's work by traveling around the country and solving problems, though trouble often finds them first. As the Elrics dig deeper into the mystery of the Philosopher's Stone and search for a way to create one, they stumble onto truths about their family and friends, the military, the Stone, and even the very nature of alchemy itself — and they also discover a vast conspiracy led by dark forces who wish to use their search for their own reasons.

In , the manga was very loosely adapted into an anime series. While it followed the story at first, it quickly spun off in another direction , and ended up with an entirely different conclusion altogether. This was pretty much inevitable since the manga was released in a monthly magazine; the weekly anime would have tons of filler to make sure it didn't overrun the story. For more information on this series and the tropes and characters involved exclusively in its own canon , check out its own page.

In — as the manga was nearing its end — a new anime series Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood was announced; it followed the manga's story much more faithfully with nearly no filler while skimming through material already covered in the series so it could get to where the series went off-track. Action figures, busts, and statues from the Fullmetal Alchemist anime and manga have been produced by toy companies, including Medicom and Southern Island.

Medicom has created high end deluxe vinyl figures of the characters from the anime. Southern Island has since gone bankrupt, putting the statuette's release in doubt. The card game was withdrawn on July 11, In a survey from Oricon in , Fullmetal Alchemist ranked ninth as the manga that fans wanted to be turned into a live-action film. During , volumes 19 and 20 sold over a million copies, ranking as the 10th and 11th best seller comics in Japan respectively. Prior to the second anime's premiere, each volume sold about 1.

Fullmetal Alchemist has generally been well received by critics. Though the first volumes were thought to be formulaic, critics said that the series grows in complexity as it progresses. Jason Thompson called Arakawa one of the best at creating action scenes and praised the series for having great female characters despite being a boys' manga.

He also noted how the story gets dark by including real-world issues such as government corruption, war and genocide. Thompson finished by stating that Fullmetal Alchemist "will be remembered as one of the classic shonen manga series of the s. Like other reviewers, Pine praised the dark mood of the series and the way it balances the humor and action scenes. She also praised the development of the homunculi, such as the return of Greed , as well as their fights. The first Fullmetal Alchemist novel, The Land of the Sand , was well received by Jarred Pine of Mania Entertainment as a self-contained novelization that remained true to the characterizations of the manga series.

He said that while the lack of backstory aims it more towards fans of the franchise than new readers, it was an impressive debut piece for the Viz Fiction line. The reviewer said it was a "work for young-ish readers that's pretty clear about some darker sides of politics, economics and human nature".

Edit Read in another language Fullmetal Alchemist. This article is about the manga series. For the first anime adaptation, see Fullmetal Alchemist TV series. For the live-action film, see Fullmetal Alchemist film. Cover of the first manga volume featuring the protagonists Edward right and Alphonse Elric left. Viz Media Yen Press digital releases only [3]. List of Fullmetal Alchemist characters. Manga Edit Main article: List of Fullmetal Alchemist chapters. Fullmetal Alchemist anime and Fullmetal Alchemist: List of Fullmetal Alchemist light novels.

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